Dust off your dancing shoes for the 5th Annual Swamp in the City: A Cajun & Creole Music Festival – May 12-15, 2022! Swamp in the City is a Cajun & Creole music festival that celebrates the vibrant musical, cultural and culinary traditions unique to Southwest Louisiana. The festival will take place in Red Hook, Brooklyn and on Governors Island and will feature world-class Louisiana dancehall bands, Cajun/Creole food, jam sessions, cooking demonstrations, dance lessons, musical workshops led by Swamp in the City artists, a Sunday family dance, and a jam-packed weekend of fun all along the beautiful New York Harbor. This year’s all-star lineup includes Cedric Watson & Desiree Champagne, Blake Miller & The Old Fashioned Aces, Jesse Lége & Joel Savoy, Joe Hall & The Louisiana Cane Cutters, Kelli Jones, Chas Justus, Jimmy Breaux, Kevin Wimmer, Rose & the Bros, the Couillon Connection, Jo Vidrine, Amelia Biere, Colin Gould, The Cherry-Limes, Ernie Vega and more!

May 12-15, 2022
Swamp in the City: A Cajun & Creole Music Festival
Multiple Locations in Red Hook, Brooklyn and on Governors Island

Swamp in the City will take place May 12-15, 2022 at the following venues (with dates and times listed):

Thursday, May 12th, 7-11p: Swamp in the City Kickoff Party
Address:  The Waterfront Museum & Barge: 290 Conover St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
Public Transportation: B57 or B61 bus to Van Dyke St or NYC Ferry (South Brooklyn Route) to Red Hook.
Tickets: $45 adv/$50 door (ticket price includes a gumbo dinner at a nearby location): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swamp-in-the-city-a-cajun-creole-music-festival-tickets-291927050667

Friday, May 13th, 7pm-midnight
Address: Strong Rope Brewery, 185 Van Dyke St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
Public Transportation: B57 or B61 bus to Van Dyke St or NYC Ferry (South Brooklyn Route) to Red Hook.
Tickets: $35 adv/$40 door: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swamp-in-the-city-a-cajun-creole-music-festival-tickets-291927050667

Saturday, May 14, 11a-5p on Governors Island (Sponsored by Lafayette Travel) – FREE EVENT!
Address: Governors Island (Colonels Row): 10 South St. Slip 7, New York, NY 10004
Public Transportation: Governors Island Ferry from South Street Seaport or NYC Ferry from Pier 11 or Red Hook, Brooklyn
Tickets: Free event (donations welcome)

Saturday, May 14, 6p-12a
Address: Strong Rope Brewery: 185 Van Dyke St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
Public Transportation: B57 or B61 bus to Van Dyke St or NYC Ferry (South Brooklyn Route) to Red Hook.
Tickets: $35 adv/$40 door: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swamp-in-the-city-a-cajun-creole-music-festival-tickets-291927050667

Sunday, May 15, 12-9p @Strong Rope Brewery 
Address: Strong Rope Brewery: 185 Van Dyke St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
Public Transportation: B57 or B61 bus to Van Dyke St or NYC Ferry (South Brooklyn Route) to Red Hook.
Tickets: $40/$45 door: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swamp-in-the-city-a-cajun-creole-music-festival-tickets-291927050667

Swamp in the City will also host several Cajun/Creole musical workshops on Sunday led by Swamp in the City artists. Workshops will include Cajun/Creole fiddle, twin fiddle, rhythm, harmony singing and accordion. Workshops are $25/ea or $50 for an unlimited workshop pass.

Swamp in the City will also host a Family Dance at Strong Rope Brewery on Sunday, May 15 from 11am-12pm featuring Brooklyn’s very own Cajun band, The Cherry-Limes! Tickets: $20/$25 door (1 ticket good for whole family – all adults must be accompanied by a child.)

A full schedule of events throughout the weekend can be found HERE: https://www.swampinthecity.com/schedule

Swamp in the City Cajun Creole Musical Festival



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